JAY: Why is a story more upfront than life?LENORE: It just seems more honest, somehow.JAY: Honest meaning closer to the truth?LENORE: I smell trap.JAY: I smell breakthrough. The truth is that there’s no difference between...
—David Foster Wallace
Don’t pretend to be what you’re not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization.
—Michael Bassey Johnson
A man must be honest enough to make mistakes, if not he’s just lying to you
The only known technique to an imitator is to steal and rephrase, then with a mischievous smile, he said, “i did it”, without any confidence and prove.
THE MYTH OF THE GOOD OL BOY AND THE NICE GAL The good of boy myth and the nice gal are a kind of social conformity myth. They create a real paradox when put together...
Act as if you don’t know me, and i will make it seem as though you don’t exist.
It is the unspeakable misery of a life so false as his, that it steals the pith and substance out of whatever realities there are around us, and which were meant by Heaven to be...
Incessant smiling is one of the deadly tools used by someone whose intent is to make others cry.
Pretend to be poor in reality and you’ll notice a decrease in your friends list and request.
The game never changes, you must be in the secret before you are shown to the public.
There is no compromise when it comes to someones delicate feelings, the only way out is to stop pretending and set yourself free from someones life.
Millions upon millions will attain your ceremony, but don’t think all of them are in a ceremonius mood.
I don’t see anything other than pretensions and low mentality in women who make a man run after a hole that would soon be inhabited by termites and worms.
So I slap on that smile and pretend everything’s okay even though it’s not.
Heroes are hero no matter if everybody is watching them or nobody watching them.
A stupid is one who thinks that those in power today had clandestine means of getting there, yet wants to get there without thinking of the clandestine route they would be taking.
Deception is the natural defence of the weak against the strong, and the South used it for many years against its conquerors; to-day it must be prepared to see its black proletariat turn that same...
Is it your implication that no good will come of this expedition?’‘Oh it will, sir; there’s no denying that.’ Captain Chillingworth’s words emerged very slowly, as if they had been pulled up from a deep...
Some friends are like sunny days, with false flames, oozing from afar, coming near without a dime.
There are people one knows and people one doesn’t. One shouldn’t cheapen the former by feigning intimacy with the latter.
Church was doing what he often did when dropped – lying on his back with all four legs in the air, pretending to be dead in order to induce guilt in his owners.
Buy a gift for a dog, and you’ll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don’t have anything to offer to it, it won’t even recognize your arrival;...
There’s a difference between playing and playing games. The former is an act of joy, the latter — an act.
The Major’s laughter boomed out again.”And I never kept a diary in my life!” he cried. “Why there’s enough cream in this situation to make a dishful of meringues. You and I, you know, the...
Those who pretend as if they don’t love you, are the ones who would hate to see you love another person.
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